Privacy policy for PledgeMe Direct


PledgeMe Direct takes your right to privacy seriously, and wants you to feel comfortable using this web site. This privacy policy deals with personally-identifiable information (referred to as "data" below) that may be collected by this site. This policy does not apply to other entities that are not owned or controlled by PledgeMe.com (hereby referred to by LLC PledgeMe Direct), nor does it apply to persons that are not employees or agents of PledgeMe Direct, or that are not under PledgeMe Direct's control. Please take time to read this site's Terms of use.

1. Collection of data

Arbitrary login and password information has been provided to you from which you are required to register. Registration of your account on this site for participants requires a guardian name (if under 18), and that you or your parent/guardian accept this site's privacy policy and terms of service. If under 18, you may also have a leader explain this site's terms of service and privacy policy to you. Registration of an account on this site for leaders or sales reps requires a valid email address, address, phone, and that they accept this site's privacy policy and terms of service. Registration for Participants requires only first and last names, an optional email, and that they accept this site's privacy policy and terms of service. You are not required to provide any other information if you do not want to. The information you provide may render you personally identifiable, and may possibly be displayed on this web site intentionally to your pledge fund's leaders, sales associate, and site admins (depending on the way in which the site is configured) or unintentionally (subsequent to a successful act of intrusion by a third party). If you choose to link this account to your social accounts (facebook and/or twitter), this web site obtains minimal information from those social accounts used solely to aid in posting to those social media outlets for the sole purpose of soliciting donations for your fund's cause. Posts to these social media accounts include your provided facebook or twitter message and may include your image if you choose to upload one. In addition, if the fund is configured to accept online payments, a payment page is accessible containing one of your messages you have optionally provided, your picture if you have provided that, and your first name if the sponsor came from a twitter or facebook click or your first and last name if the sponsor logged in directly using a user/password. Access to the online payment page occurs through one of the following mechanisms: a) sponsors who have a personal login to the website from received physical mail or email, b) those who click your twitter or facebook provided link from a post we have done on your behalf (if a link to facebook and/or twitter is provided), or c) the public if you are deemed the spokesperson of your fund and are at least 18 years of age or older. As on many web sites, PledgeMe Direct may also automatically receive general information that is contained in server log files, such as your IP address, and cookie information. In addition, the inherit use of this site deems it necessary for you to collect and provide personally identifiable information about your sponsors in order that this site may perform a service pursuant to the site's purpose of sending mail and/or email to those sponsors on your behalf. Information collected for your sponsors include address, phone, business name, and customizable message information for the purpose of sending mail and/or email to solicit donations on your and your pledge fund's behalf. By providing a sponsor's Personally Identifiable Information, you are indicating that prior permission has been granted from the sponsor indicating it is acceptable to enter their information onto this website (PledgeMe Direct and/or its affiliates and partners). Information about how advertising may be served on this site (if it is indeed PledgeMe Direct's policy to display advertising) is set forth below.

2. Use of data

Data may be used to customize and improve your user experience on this site as well as to perform the site's primary function of sending direct mail, posting to your facebook and/or twitter account or sending email inquiries to the provided sponsors for the purposes of soliciting pledges or donations on your behalf or on the behalf of the organization pursuing the pledge drive through services provided by PledgeMe Direct. Efforts will be made to prevent your data and the data of your sponsors from being made available to third parties unless (i) provided for otherwise in this Privacy Policy; (ii) your explicit consent is obtained; (iii) a service provided on our site requires interaction with a third party, or is provided by a third party, such as an application service provider; (iv) pursuant to legal action or law enforcement; (v) it is found that your use of this site violates PledgeMe Direct's policy, terms of service, or other usage guidelines, or if it is deemed reasonably necessary by PledgeMe Direct to protect PledgeMe Direct's legal rights and/or property; or (vi) this site is purchased by a third party, in which case that third party will be able to use the data in the same manner as set forth in this policy. In the event you choose to use links displayed on this web site to visit other web sites, you are advised to read the privacy policies published on those sites.

3. Cookies

Like many web sites, this web site sets and uses cookies to enhance your user experience -- to remember your personal settings, for instance. Advertisements may display on this web site and, if so, may set and access cookies on your computer; such cookies are subject to the privacy policy of the parties providing the advertisement. However, the parties providing the advertising do not have access to this site's cookies. These parties usually use non-personally-identifiable or anonymous codes to obtain information about your visits to this site. You can visit the Network Advertising Initiative if you want to find out more information about this practice, and to learn about your options, including your options with regard to the following companies that may serve advertising on this site:
[ AffiliateShop ] [ AssociatePrograms.com ] [ Be Free ] [ Click Trade ] [ Commission Junction ] [ DoubleClick ] [ Linkshare ]

4. Minors

PledgeMe Direct might allow persons who are aged thirteen and above to become members of this site. For more information, please contact the site administrator.

5. Editing or deleting your account information

You are provided with the ability to edit the information stored for your user account information during registration, by visiting your participant home page. You can request that your user account be deleted; to do so, please contact the site administrator. By deleting your account, your sponsors and all the sponsor details will also be deleted. Other site data collected incidentally such as log data, and statistics data will continue to remain on PledgeMe Direct's servers at PledgeMe Direct's discretion, even after your user account is deleted. Please see the site's Terms Of Use for more information.

6. Changes to this privacy policy

Changes may be made to this policy from time to time. You will be notified of substantial changes to this policy either by through the posting of a prominent announcement on the site, and/or by a mail message sent to the e-mail address you have provided, which is stored within your user settings.


While this privacy policy states standards for maintenance of data, and while efforts will be made to meet the said standards, PledgeMe Direct is not in a position to guarantee compliance with these standards. There may be factors beyond PledgeMe Direct's control that may result in disclosure of data. Consquently, PledgeMe Direct offers no warranties or representations as regards maintenance or non-disclosure of data.

8. Contact information

If you have any questions about this policy or about this web site, please feel free to contact the site administrator.